Sunday, 1 July 2012

The wonderful versatility of oopsies

Isn't it great when you find a recipe that works great as a base with which to experiment, adding things, changing things, and generally freestyling it? Since me and sis discovered oopsies we have had them as sandwiches, burger buns, chocolate cake, chocolate muffins... And the other day I decided to try them as pancakes. And yes, they were delicious! As I'm not much of a breakfast eater I tend to get really hungry around ten, and these are perfect as a filling brunch.


After googling some lchf pancake recipes I settled on adding some coconut to my oopsie recipe (which doesn't use all the yolks to avoid a too "eggy" flavour) and replacing half the cream cheese with double cream. In the end the recipe looked something like this:

2 egg whites
1 egg yolk
30 g* cream cheese
2 tbsp* double cream
3 tbsp dessicated coconut*
pinch of baking powder

Whisk the egg whites with the baking powder until stiff. Mix the other ingredients in a separate bowl. Put a spoonful of the egg withes in the cream cheese mixture and fold it in then dump it all into the egg whites and fold together. Many recipes recommend using a metal spoon for folding, I like a rubber spatula. Either way, you want to be careful so you don't knock all the air out, but not too careful as it will take ages and the egg whites will start to break down. Fry dollops of the batter in lots of unsalted butter, I got five but it all depends on how big or small you make them. They will puff up in the pan, so if you want flatter, thinner pancakes press down with the spatula after turning them.
These make American style pancakes and I'm sure they'd be nice to eat with bacon (if you like that sort of thing and eat meat, neither of which applies to me), I eat mine with whipped cream and fresh berries.


* I don't really measure or weigh my ingredients when I make this so these are estimates. I blitzed my coconut in a blender to break it down into smaller pieces but that's all about preference.

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